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Nacho Libre

A review of this — 7 years ago


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Today, we plopped down our $11 to see Jack Black in Nacho Libre . I’ve been known to thoroughly enjoy stupid movies. In my “stupid movie” category, I put such classics as Happy Gilmore, Zoolander, and Anchorman. Nacho Libre is stupider than all of them.

By the end of the movie, my smile muscles and gut-bustage-preventing muscles were hurting. Sure, the movie is offensive to Catholics, Mexicans, and Catholic Mexicans. But between The Da Vinci Code and the House Republicans, those groups have bigger things to worry about.

Nacho Libre is full of slapstick the likes of which I haven’t seen since The Three Stooges. The dialogue, the facial expressions, the body language were all perfect. And Black’s sidekick Héctor Jiménez was a true find. I want to see this movie again and again. I can’t wait until Comedy Central inevitably picks it up and shows it 4 times a weekend.


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